A group of alumni who are leading professionals in the business field returned to campus on November 1 to participate in the Fords in Business Conference: The Road from Haverford to Business School.

Economics comprises a variety of theoretical approaches to understanding human behavior, social interactions, and economic performance, and a set of powerful statistical tools that can be used to test competing theories empirically.

The economics curriculum at Haverford offers introductory and upper level courses both in theory and empirical methods, as well as numerous electives on a broad range of economic topics.


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    Lauren's economics thesis explores the gateway hypothesis in context of the changing legal statuses of medical marijuana in the United States. She is most interested in the relationship between marijuana and hard drug use and if a greater availability of medical marijuana causes an increase in subsequent drug use.